Hamo Beknazarian

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Hamo Beknazarian
Hamo Beknazarian.jpg
Born Ambartsum Beknazaryan
May 19, 1891
Yerevan, Russian Empire
Died April 27, 1965(1965-04-27) (aged 73)
Moscow, USSR
Resting place Moscow Armenian Cemetery
Nationality Armenian
Occupation film director, actor and screenwriter
Awards Stalin Prize

Hamo Beknazarian (Armenian: Համո Բեկնազարյան; Russian: Амбарцум Бек-Назаров) (May 19, 1891 – April 27, 1965), also known as Hamo Bek-Nazarov or Amo Bek-Nazarian, was a Soviet Armenian film director, actor and screenwriter.

Biography[edit]

Hamo Beknazarian was born on May 19, 1891 in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, Russian Empire, his career in cinema started in 1914, when a casual acquaintance offered him a part in a film. Since that part, he decided to pursue a career in cinema. Between 1914 and 1918, he played about 70 parts, becoming a popular actor in pre-Revolutionary Russian film; in 1920, instead of going to Armenia as he had decided, he went to Tbilisi where he developed a film department for the Georgian Commissioner's office of Public Education. He shot many films in Tbilisi, including Patricide and Lost Treasures; in 1925, he shot his first Armenian film and moved to Armenia. In 1933, he shot the first Armenian sound film Pepo; in 1941, Beknazarian was awarded the Stalin Prize. Besides feature films, he also shot a few documentaries.

Hamo Beknazarian died on April 27, 1965 in Moscow, USSR.

Hamo Beknazaryan's grave in Armenian Cemetery of Moscow

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  • Peter Rollberg. Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema. pp. 95–97. ISBN 9780810860728. 

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